On Friday, December 9, The Orange County Register published “The Orange County Register Top Workplaces” – a list of the best places to work in Orange County.  The Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) has been named to the list at rank number four in the large companies (500+ employees) category.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

When asked why the HBUHSD is a top workplaces, Dr. Carolee Ogata, Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources, stated, “We believe employees can lead from their seat, so that whatever they are doing in our district, whether they are a bus driver or they are a custodian or a teacher, they can be a leader in that position. And so we offer them ways to become that leader they want to be.”

This is the fourth time that the district has been named to the Orange County Register Top Workplaces list, having also been recognized in 2010, 2012, and 2014.

To see a full list of the Orange County Register Top Workplaces for 2016, click here or visit http://www.topworkplaces.com/frontend.php/regional-list/list/ocregister.